The best peppermint comes from the northwestern USA. The pure, moist mountain air of the spring and early summer growing season gives this peppermint some of the highest volatile oil counts of any member of the mint family. Historically, it has been used as a stewing herb by ancient Hebrews and has been found in 3000-year-old Egyptian tombs. Naturally caffeine-free, peppermint is reported to aid in the relief of gastrointestinal disorders and to relieve headaches and other local aches and pains. An interesting way to use peppermint is to place a sachet of peppermint leaves in your bath water – perfect for cooling off after working on a hot summer’s day.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.